Critical Soft Skills for new team leaders

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“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion” said Alexander the Great.

Leaders have the role to manage and organize their business in a very effective manner. They are responsible for retaining and attracting more skilled and talented employees to their business. One of the important roles of a leader is to make sure that their employees stay motivated in the office to get faster and effective work results for the company. Leaders need to inspire and encourage their people which requires various soft skills.

Here are some critical soft skills for a new team leader:

Creative problem solving:

Well, just being creative can not help you provide better results, in the same way, problem-solving skills are not completely useful. To become an effective leader you need creative problem-solving skills that can help you to provide a transparent and strategic vision for the company. Self-awareness is necessary to develop creative problem-solving skills. This will help you to identify issues and challenges that may occur in the company’s future.

Adaptability & Flexibility:

A study says that businesses that do not have adaptable and flexible leaders suffer a great loss in their growth. As time changes, the use of technologies has also grown. Every business is trying to take the help of the latest technology to keep them ahead in the market competition. Effective leaders value learning and have complete knowledge about the latest technologies. One of the qualities of a successful leader they can adapt to any change and work accordingly, also they are flexible in using any new technology.

Emotional Intelligence:

Due to the tragic hit of COVID-19, many businesses have fallen apart. Leaders having the skills of emotional intelligence can guide their employees to tackle any sudden crisis situation. Emotional intelligence can help a leader to understand their own emotions along with the emotions of their employees. This will help the leader to connect with their employees more emotionally and they will be able to understand the issues and challenges their employees are facing during the work more deeply.


A good leader is well aware of their employee’s strengths and weaknesses, and they also know how to use those strengths for getting positive work results in the company. Leaders will encourage their employees to work in a team to get faster and effective work results, they will also make sure that their employees stay motivated all the time and stay focused and determined towards the goal.

Fahim Moledina is a successful business leader who has been very active in supporting new leaders to gain better growth. A member of Project Management Institute, Fahim Moledina earned the credentials of Project Management Professional, Professional Business Analyst and Agile Certified Practitioner.